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Launch large-scale innovation challenges and prizes

Leading Contest, Challenge and Competition Management Cloud Solutions


Technology & Idea Scouting

Launch large scale, international competitions to discover the most innovative technologies, startups, and industry leaders to acquire or partner with.

Expert & Talent Search

Challenge the world's top experts in your industry to solve R&D roadblocks or innovation challenges. Recruit the best talent.

Start-up Contests

Foster innovation and entrepreneurship, launch start-up and business plan competitions to attract entrepreneurs and identify top potential.

Idea Contests

Launch idea challenges and contests to crowdsource disruptive ideas or cutting-edge new designs for your products and services.

Built-in Contest Platform Features


A simple and intuitive interface and a one-stop-shop to help you and your team manage your end-to-end innovation platform and community

Save time and resources with our secure admin application, designed to streamline all your open innovation programs and processes from a central location.

Maintain complete control and ownership of the stakeholders and ideas in your innovation program

Our platform features a set of tools specifically designed to help you manage your community of users throughout the entire program lifecycle. Manage all registered users from a central location, run usage reports, search and sort by multiple criteria, export users, check for incomplete registrations and send notifications, use group messaging functionality to communicate with specific users and user groups.

Configure each public or corporate innovation challenge to match your exact requirements

Having directly managed a number of online contests and innovation programs, we know that every initiative is different. Our system is scalable and flexible; it allows you to configure innovation challenges to match your exact requirements through a modular, easy-to-use setup wizard.

Configure single-phase or multi-phase contests, decide whether submissions are public or private, set the timeline, voting options and much more. Use our flexible and modular submission form builder to customize the contest submission forms for each type of participant.

Easily configure and manage the entire judging process

We have spent years on streamlining the entire judging process to make it fair and easy to manage. This is where most other leading systems fall short in terms of providing an adequate user experience.

SkipsoLabs' feature-rich system allows you to invite external judges (experts) to help you review and rate all contest submissions according to predefined scorecard criteria set by you. Allocate judges to specific submissions, enable private judging, blind judging, live group judging, control the visibility of comments and much more.

Simple and intuitive UX: users can easily create and manage their expert profiles

The main asset of your open innovation program and contests are the entrepreneurs, startups, innovators and experts who contribute on your platform.

An important platform feature is the ability for users to easily create and manage their online expert profiles from a central dashboard, highlighting their skills and expertise. Optionally, they can also link their profiles to external social media platforms.

Completely customizable submission process and form

A simple interface allows innovators and participants to join open competitions and submit their entries using predefined, custom submission forms. The SkipsoLabs system allows users to attach various supporting materials and assets to their submissions: videos, images, documents, drawings or presentations.

Keep your innovation community in the loop

Enable expert feedback so that innovators can receive real-time input or questions from program organizers, expert judges, and mentors.

Secure and highly intuitive judging application 

The most challenging part of any contest or open innovation program is coordinating the judging process with senior experts, judges or investors. Within the SkipsoLabs platform you will find a secure and highly intuitive application that makes the judging process easy, accessible and intuitive for senior professionals with limited time.

Efficiently browse through and review hundreds of submissions 

A simple dashboard provides an overview of submissions to-date. The configurable interface allows you to search, filter and sort submissions using your preferred criteria.

Reduce judging time with an intuitive submission viewer

The intuitive online submission viewer lets you screen individual contest entries through a user-friendly interface. Multimedia attachments can by viewed online or downloaded. Submissions can be exported to Excel or PDF in their entirety with a simple click.

To help judges organize and filter through multiple submissions, the system allows tagging with keywords or comments (private or public).

Rating hundreds of submissions has never been easier

The user-centric rating slider allows competition judges to efficiently view, process and rate submissions according to predefined judging criteria and scorecards.

Testimonials


SkipsoLabs supports our Open Innovation team at Electrolux by helping us reach out to global innovators and scout innovative solutions within our core strategic product areas. SkipsoLabs' dedicated software platform delivers a clear and streamlined innovation process.

Chiara Ciardetti
Global R&D Electrolux Group

SkipsoLabs has supported our Cleantech Challenge Mexico website and contest platform for the last 3 years. It has been a smooth and productive relationship all along. Their staff has always been very helpful and our platform has helped us manage our competitions very efficiently.

Ingrid V. Sánchez
Cleantech Challenge Mexico Program Manager

It has been wonderful working with the whole SkipsoLabs team. Their platform allows us to efficiently and effectively manage multiple demanding XPRIZE competitions.

Ben Bain
Associate Prize Operations, XPRIZE

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Who Can Benefit from a Full-featured Contest Platform?


 

Businesses

Overcome any R&D roadblock or scout new startups and technologies to acquire or partner with.

 

Non-Profits

Fund the discovery and implementation of game-changing technologies.

 

Government Agencies

Fund innovative research and startups to drive innovation and foster entrepreneurship.

 

Universities

Launch, run, and manage business plan and research competitions targeting students, faculty, alumni, and entrepreneurs.

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How Can SkipsoLabs' Contest Management Solution Help You?


 

Innovate Faster

Tap into thousands of innovators worldwide to find solutions to your challenges faster.

 

Peace of Mind

Our software platform and experienced team will handle all the time-consuming tasks associated with running a competition.

 

Innovate More Cost Effectively

Only fund solutions that meet your specific requirements, driving your innovation ROI with tangible top and bottom-line results.

 

Keep Member Data Safe

Full control and ownership of your members' data, complete privacy and security within our enterprise-class infrastructure.